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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1007.
15 T DEVELOPS SLOWLY lieved the Pressure on the Factories, PLANTING 15 RETARDED Is prj Active I'liimtmlly Smiill Aunthrr nf Mrlke Scheduled fur May 1 l.nke .NhvIrii lloii AMI! Help. Now York April 10. 11. G. Dun Co.'a Ppr'ng 'r-i .e d vchips slowly becnuso i u'l.scasonaoio we.uut'r mil mc lost round w ' be room erod wlion normal .11 I .in Minnim rninn i tiih ni i iiiv- fin- vorles ii mi factories. Cold weather has rpvailf.il -.VO) in ilnilsiinttv- Isrprt .tw-h rt- irdlng ngrl l. tur.il progress as well ns cult- 111 i' i t Kill YNfilllllK jll'il.llt'l itllU I V. r 1" o...lH.r ,-..-..1.. T-l... 1 .. go of an. a count Is reported In somo noiosaie ni ness inr later seasons is on liberal scale, building operations are nc vo nnd load ng manufacturing plants .a l.iB. E-... 11 - ... I.,. ...., ork In tho Industries, nnd nn unusually ia 1 i.uve complaint Is Hoard regarding rclgH b!o kados, and with the resump- On f lake n I vte.l tint, nn the nnrlhprn rely s.iMsfn.-tory Hallway earnings (or ,.tm,om e Imports gained JJn.ii.i.J'K). Or fie List 'A-'Ol: .it th s nnrt nlnno iv. irts w re s. -(1,771 larger than a voar nnpv rales continued easy but failed Increase nubile Interest In securities, rien iiiic-nai 'U narrowly. Fnl'uros tnis week In the I'nlted State- tim.i 'iv i.1. i;ih jetir anil in itii la ?t ntr.itnst IS lust -.-one PRODUCERS ARE BUSY. Ab.'iniliineil . Tliero Is Xn Surplus. Iow I nrlt til- 1H- milatriMl'a t rt. n Tim w . 1 s iv l OTIIln Pi Polll WlV-lth.. tlimil:rl'.,lit tlia velopment, Ii, iuos fruits, vegetables in ciiijii o'.ii nuns reran traue. i 0111- i,uii. .inn wn- es'tiors are aiiocieii. 1 in .it" ('iuiiuvi:. . ..i iiiv ii.;" is' being o ,nd In the Iron nnd steel d ec't ii pr ids lines which show a ther more firm undertone. A note- -iruft hns honn tlio nnnnnnfnnirril nf o nnnnlment of tbo tlxu.-ll snrinrr sales wash fabrics by a leading concern, oauso imjiu are nu -uipius mucks 10 'er. l-t.. V, VnH m penlng up as early as In some years, t It si ot"d 1 .it the railway tralllo sit- 'Inn s en. er ears aro becoming more ntlfu' nt.d the congestion ruling tin; s ' alf year is less acute, though st'U eetb g del verlo? nf lumber, coal, cotton, d other products. tailway r rnlngs continue to sh.iw- largo ns ii' gross ever the best of previous ars, but net earnings, those fur Feh ary, for instance, are showing decreases ars En hiding New York. building is 'I very a t'vo. n excess of a year ago, fact, and building materials are In dc ind T.abor i. well employed. tuslnes fall ires for tho week number nga nst T4 last week. 167 In the llko k 1 1 ijofi, 150 In m 159 In 1D-M and 1C' KE TltrTII rRL'SIIHD TO EARTH. (From tho Harre Times.) no Min'llianr'i-js oiienins; til sunsenp- in books 111 Montpelier nnd Itutland is e most hopeful sljrn for a cross-Stale llroad for a year or two. At frequently currlns Intervals this project liobs up, 1,. , D1ll.cl.ln ...rl.i .V.nn .Via ,!... ankot is thrown over it. There, nover eless Is a st s ciinlldonco that n rail id eonnoetlnK 'he eastern nnd the stern sides of the State will be con ructed beforo many years. That there neon for su -n u roafi nas ions since on put nway as unquestioned. It not ly Is needed but It would prove of very eat value In the industrial march of o State I,arV of capital has kent the ojeot down. In order to Interest capital wl'l be neee ry to present the sltua m as hrlRhtly ns piTselhle. nnd tha. ns le Times understand. Is the plan nndnr loh subscription books havo now been enod, at this time; In short, to show tsldo rapltal that locil people look til faith on the proloct, It wMl be nu "sary to show suhscrptlons. yeiinoh pitoc-Ton and c.oou IIOAHS. From the Lvndonvllle rnlnii..r.nnr.ni Jov. F. n. Proctor made a brief talk at meeting oi inn rain nctnn ooimiv ri,i mmlssloncrs, held Ian week at Mont- ller, speaking forcibly of the benefits to derived from meetings of tho road com- ssionera, especially ns largely attended was tlm one at Montpelier. He said it s an iniiicaiion oi a una r v irrowin n nnont The history of legislation in rmon In regard to highways for tho lit 1F years Is evidence that the people tho fitnto aro back of the demand for ofl roads. Governor Proctor said he be ved tho appropriation of nn additional Dm hi. lna. T n l 1 . . . .. n ...nc r. rsrment of thn peoplo of Vermont of o manner n wn ch statn monov 1h ha nir tended on tho hlghwnys, In closing the vernor referred briefly to the ofllco of unty highway tuipervlsor, a new office at Is liable in somo Itustances to create otlon, unlepH th road commissioners tho several towns nnd tho selectmen irk In harmony with the. supervisor, If oy io iniu, incy win una mm a help d not a hindrance. A lazy liver lends to chronic dyB- limn Him Lillian iiu wi nr iitn in iiii- liolo system Doan s Itegulots (25 nts per box) correct the liver, tono PR NG HE siowacu, euro conaupaijon, WEIGHT AflO HEALTH THIN, NERVOU3 PEOPLE NEED THE .TONIC TREATMENT. This Woman Tock Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, Gained Thirty Pounds ond Hon Been Woll Ever Slnoa. How many womeu and men too aro sutferiuK from a general deolluo In hortlth whicli tho ordlnnry remedies seem unablfi to check ! How many litis bands soo their wives wasting nway, steadily losing health and beauty, nnd are- poworless to help! Consumption and othor germ diseases find in these debilitated system easy prov, for tlio lowered vitality is unequal to'the task of lighting off tho infection nf these diseases to which most of us a.ro almost daily ox. posed. Tho symp'oms indicating the decllno Which may havo results r.o fatal could scarcely bo bettor described than in tho ttatoment of Mrs. William Maulev, of 2 Court, street, Utica, N. Y. Her" case is a typical one. Shosnys: "Fqr six months after the birth of my baby, I buffered from sick, dizzy hejuS aches, which snemed like a ruh of blood to my forehead, just back of my eyes. Soi'no days they twitched so "I could hardly so? and black sjiots floated beforo them. Thn least cnertiou brought on this sickness. My appetite was poor and I was oltea sick to my stomach. "If 1 tried to work my feet soon be came swollen, paining mo terribly. I laid sinking spells and grvw palo and nervous. I was rn thin that I vcighcil only !t5 pounds. "One day when at the dnip store to pet headache powders I decided to trv Dr. Williams l'iuk Pills instead. I soon noticed that my headucho uis dis appeariUK and my nenes gradually crew stronger. The pills pave mo i hearty appetite and I now weiph over J!!0 jKiumls. I believe the pills to be Ihe best tonic and builder a woman can take, as they certainly helped me when my condition was critical and I hare never been seriously ill wince. " The preat value of Dr. "Williams' Pink Pills lies in the fact that thoyactuallv make new blend and this carries health and strength to every portion of the body. The s'nmach is toned up, the nerves are strengthened, every oran i stimulated to do its work. If you aro ill and the treatment you are taking does not cure vim, vrite'fcr proof of what Dr. V.'illiamV Pink Pi!k have dono in similar casts. Your dnip?;r s-i!s thein or they will h" stmt by mad, prstpaid, on rece'ipt .l prco, CO ceut.'t per box. six boxes fot F2.",0. by tl.e Dr. Williams - ledicino Co., Scheuectadv, Y. THK I'RKSENT UKAN. "The St. Albans Messenger asks who 1 now the old. st Vermont newspaper editor in point of service. AVu would siy that the Hon. D. K. Slinonds, of this town, is entitled to that honor, having started In at Newport, Yt.. la 150( and continued without a break until 1M, 33 years of his work be.nir on tho Journal. .Mr. Slinonds was one of the charter members of th; Vermont 1'iv-s association. "Manchester Journal. "If those not In the active newspaper service at the present time aro to be in cluded In the list there Is tho Hon. A. N. Swain of Hollows Falls. V understood, however, tho Messenger inquiry to refer only to those now in tlu- harness." Hen ninKton Hanncr. The Hanner understands the inquiry cor rectly. Tho editors of former days that already have been mentioned, and others beside, are all remembered by the craft with most warm and cordial appreciation of personal and profess. unal merits. Hut tho search has been for the dean of the men still toilInK at the mill, and It 3 re warded at last. Tho dean of Vermont journalism is O. 1j. French, a native of Glover, publisher of tho Hrattleboro Phoenix. Ho is C3 years old nnd began woik as a printer in the otlice of the Koene. (N. II.,) Sentinel when h" was about IS. Thiee or four oars later he became part owner of the paper and shortly after sole owner, only subsequent ly to have partners na.n. Thirty-four years aso he sold his Interest in the Sen tinel and bought a half Interest in tho Iirattleboro Phoenix, bccomlitff sole pro prietor January 1, 1W. Mr. French has, therefore, been connected with newspapers as printer, editor, and publisher 4" years, has been nn editor and publisher 42 years nil told, and has been editor and publisher of a Vermont newspaper for 31 years. A somewhat careful c.invass of the probi bilities establishes Mr. French as tno dean of Vermont jo'irnalLsm, with V. H. TMsh np nf the Esex County Herald and I?wis '. Thayer of the liurllnston Clipper, as rather clote juniors. Tho craft generally will greet Mr. French In his new dignity with most cor dial sentiments of hearty good will and the hope that he may continue to nourish. Long llvo tho deanl Health and benedic tion! St. Albans Messenger. When tho Dominion Iino Mt-amer Canada landed at Portland, Me., Satur day It was found that two liablos, a boy and a girl had been born in the steerage while thu steamer was on the ocean. What Do They Cure! Tho above, question is oftoa asked con ccrnlnu Ur. f'Urce's two loading medi cines, "Golden Medlcul Discovery " and "Favorite Prescription." The answer is that "Golden Madlcal Discovery " Is a most potent alterative, or blood-purlflw, and tonic or Invlgorator and acU espoclally favorably In a cura tive way upon all the mucous lining sur faces, as of the nasal passages, throat, bronchial tubos, stomach, bowels and bladdenr-curlng a lorse per cent, of catar rhal cokoa whether lo disease affects tho nasal piHajes, tho tlrtoat, larynx, bron chia, stomacOsfas catarrfeal dyspepsia). Doweisstas muoiuCKi7i. bladder, utcru or other pSlvtc orgSTrr? enln thf chrnriifi fir "''"tlVP t?o fHofil fetlon. I i, i nitop pucccssrul in afTftot. iilTv. Is i, powerful jet RuntTy irciliiu iifvIgUra t ng tonic and nervine. Por weak worn out, over-worked women no matter what has caused tho break-down, "P&vorlto Prescription "will bo found mot effoctlvo In bulldlnu up the strength, regulating tho womanly functions, bubdtilng pain and bringing about a healthy, vigorous condition ot tho wholn system. A book of particulars wraps each bottlo giving the formula?, of both medicines and quoting what scores of eminent med ical authors, whoso works aro consulted by physicians of all thosohoolsof practlco as guides In prnserlblng, say oj each In gredient cntrlng Into tune nmdlclnes. Tho words of praise bestowed .on tho several Ingredients entering Into Doctor Plorce's medicines by such writers should havo more, weJght than any amount of non professional testimonials, because such men are writing for the guidance of their medical brethren and know whereof thoy speak. Hoth medicines aro non-alcoholic, non secret, and contain no harmful habit forming drugs, being composed of glycorlc extracts of tho roots of native, American medicinal forest plants They aro both sold by dealers In medicine. You can't afford to accept as a substitute for one of these medicines of known composition, any secret nostrum. Dr. Plerco's Pellets, small, sugar-coated, easy to take as candy, regulate and in lgorate stomaoh, liver ana bowels. Wife with Hot Water Aided Pro prietor but Struggle Was Unavailing. JOINT FORCES VICTORIOUS, l'm,v Chnulnnril (irnpplcH by (onslnlile .roh iinoii ulille iinnillilii (l.mceri Coiild Only Wnteli llceelier I'alli lOstnblKliinriit Is Out nf IIuiIiickx, Canaan, April 19.- In ono of tho most exciting raids eer made on the ('.iimdlin fmnller the famous line house In Heocher Falls, VI., and Herfotd, P. t was put nut of business yesterday afternoon. The proprietor, K. P. Chntitnard, was ar rested by the Vermont authorities and about SjtH wolth of liquors found on tho I'nlted States side oonllscated, while. Can adian otllcials took possession of nearly i;x Horth more which had been stored in t lie Province of Quebec. Choulnnrd made n desperate resistance nnd attempted to shoot Constable Charles E Johnson of llrlghton, who was the only iifllelal of the State present at the time. II as only after a long struggle that tno constable secured the revolver and suc ceeded In putting tbo handcuffs on th. r'sonor. in the meantime ho .suffered sev eral severe bruises and was badly scalded by hot witer which was poured on him b the fate spouse of the captured hotel pro prietor. The raid wos engineered by State's At torney Harry 1). Amey of Island Pond. tho for a long time has endeavored to drive Chonlnaid out of business. Iast fall Deputy Sheriff Ellas A. Hemls of Island Pond made a search of the establishment, but the proprietor succeeded In gettinr Into Canadian tetrltory before the hand cuffs could be placed on him, and tli is escaped capture. After that epei-'ence Mr. Amey decided a Joint raid with tho Canadian officer. was the only' way by which the Illegal traflic in Intoxicants could be stopped. Crown Prosecutor James V. Morkhlll of tlio Canadian Internal revenue depart ment, whose headquarters is at Sher- brooke, agreed to the proposition and act ed In concert with Hiram Moe. high con stable of the St. Francis district, hoi edllco is also at Sherbronke. Constable Johnson met Messrs. Mnrkhl'l nnd Moe nt Stiorbrooke, and the trio pro ceeded at once to Heecher Falls, via Cook- Wro Juiletlon. County Attorney Amey. with Deputy Sheriff Hemls. took the rout" via North Strafford Junction, and in Ca naan picked up Constable Henry Duff. Heforo their wagon was readv to take them to Peerher Fall", however, word citne that a svore fight was In progres-i with Chouinard on the American side, that tlio Canadian officials worn powerless to aid the Vermont officer, and requested help Immediately. The t-.vek horses, drawing a mountain wagon, In which were Mr. Amey, the sher iff, and Trial Justice Carlisle N. flreen of Canaan, wore .sent on the gallop to the roene of excitement When thoy arrived Constable Johnson had Chouinard secure ly handcuffed and the Canad.an officer! were gently but firmly restraining Mrs. Chouinard from throwing any more hot water on the perspiring combatants. Her Intentions wore trood so far as her light went, nnd she Intended to scald only the American oflieinl, but she succeeded m raising quite a few blisters on her hus band. ON HOTH SIDES OF LINE. The hotel proprietor had ills office and bar so arranged that the only entrance to tho place whole 1 quors were stored was fiom the Canadian side-, while tlio door to the enclosure was in I'nlted States terri tory, lietween the bartender and drink ing enclosure was n high bench with a folding .shelf and above this wus a he.ny Iron grajlng. Tiirouch the space. between ' tho shelf and tho grating the drinks wore pushed to thirsty customers. Most of the liquor was kept In the cellar about evenly divided between the American and Cana dian sides. rha Canadian officers could not get to the bar enclosure without passing over American tenitory or tearing down a wall, for Americans to reach the liquors requlied pulling away tho iron grating. liefore a way could bo found fiom either fide by tho ue nf crowbars and axes the liquors In tho cellar would bo moved to n place of safety. When Messrs. Morkhlll. Moe and John son arrived at Heecher Fall.s they de-lded not to wait for Mr. Amey and the re mainder of tho posso, but went ihroct to the hotel. When they leached the office Chouinard recognized the Canadian offi cials and stepped over to tho American sldo .Instantly Constahlo Johnson grabbel him and announced that he had a war rant to search tho plaro, nnd n!so one for his arrest. Johnson is tall nnd slight, wlillo Choulnnrd Is stntklly built, tho men being about equal from a muscular stand point. WIFE POI'ItS HOT WATER. At first anxious to get away from the Canadian representatives. Chouinard was then mulcted with a strong deslro to get back to His Majesty's dominions and he threw hLs whole strength In nn effort to gam tho few feet necessary to cross the boundary. Johnson realized what his ob ject was, however, and valiantly held him In a corner. Hick nnd forth tha men swung and when they fell to tho floor Chouinard tried to roll his captor across tho narrow space to the spot where ho was assured of liberty, notwithstanding that ho might lose, some of his stock in trade. rhe Canadian officers could not lend a helping hand to the Vermnnter, but their presence undoubtedly prevented n rescue, by a number of tho hangers nn about tho place. Chouinard excitedly declared hn would pay ?3oo to any man who wouirl take hold of Johnson and thus emnble him to get over tho line, but nona dared lo movo with the Dominion representatives look ing on. Then Mrs. Chouinard took n hand with hot water, and when shn was nn longer permitted to use Hint, grasped a poker and belabored both rombntanls. onlv when he-was entirely exhausted was Johnson able to haul tho hotel man Into a chair and hold him there until the urri val of reinforcements. When he relln qulbhed hiH hold on the handcuffs ho wis unnhle to move for several minutes. The search for liquors then proceeded The Canadian officers broke down tho doors on their side and thus reached tha portal In Uncle Barn's territory. Hero tha Vermont sheriffs went to work, and en trance was gained to tho enclosure where the bartender stood, The trap door opn It Costs Nothing To find out for a certainty whether or not your heart is affected. One person in four has a weak heart; it may be you. If so, you should know it now, and save serious con sequences. If you have short breath, fluttering, palpitation, hungry spells, hot flushes: if you cannot lie on left sid; if you have fainting or smother ing spells, pain around heart, in side and arms, your heart is weak, and perhaps diseased. Dr. Miles' Heart Cure will re lieve you. Try a bottle, and sec how quickly your condition will improve. "About a year ngo I wrote to tho Miles Medical Co.. asking sdvlro, as I Mas suffering with henrt trouble, and had been for two years. I had pain In my heart, back and left side, and had not btwi nblo to draw a deep breath for two years. Any little exer tion would cause palpitation, and I could not Ho on my left side without suffering. They advlced mo to try Dr. Miles Heart Cure and Nervine, which I did with tin result that I am In better health than I over was before, having gained It pounds since I com menced taking It. I took nhout thir teen bottles of tho two medicines, nnd haven't been bothered with my heart tdnte." M1W. I. II. I IE THOMAS, Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Dr. Miles' Heart Cure Is sold by your druuslst. vlio will guarantee that the first bottle will benefit. If It falls he will refund your money. Miles Medical Coi, Elkhart, Ind Ing into the cel'ar being In Dominion Jus Ifdlctlon, wa li.ikon by the Canadians, and then both s.drs entered tho basement their control by -. Irtuc of location. PRISONER nitAC.OED WINDOW. THROUGH Chouinard was under arrest in tho hotol ollico nn American ground, but the only entrance to the apartment was from Cana dian dominion Ti got him outside with out tearing down ono of the walls ap peared for a moment a difficult ptoblem until It was ascertained that nhout a foot of one of tlio w nlows was on American side. County Attorney Amey ordered tho panes removed, and Chouinard was un ceremoniously hauled through the open ing. The prisoner openly defied arre-s' by both the Cnnidlan and American offi cers and has frequently declared that ho never would be i iken alive. Ho had ex pressed eonfldein on numerous occasions that thero was no means by which his ap prehension could ho accomplished. Re sides the revolver which Constable John son wrested from him during the fight In tho hotel ornc. :he searching officers found a loaded r 1'e behind the bar. This was unloaded and taken possession of by Mr. Amey. Without a block and tackle it was found Impossible to lift e heavy barrels of beer and alo from the . filar, and this was loft In charge of Dop'.ts Sheriff Hemls, while Chouinard and the bottled goods worn brought to Canain. Trial Justice Oreen lisued an order ti - the destruction of tho 1 quors at the 1.' hoti.w, and It Is pro posed to pour thou Into the cellar. A hearing was given chouinard last evening. Ho pleaded not gailty to th- charge of selling and keeping for salo in toxicating liquors. Ho was held In bonds of $iV for appearance bfore the present term of 'ho Etsex county court at Guild hall, which has been adjourned to April If the l!al,.v U Cutting Teeth Ho sure and uo thai old and well-tried remedv, Mrs Window's Soothing Sy rup for children to.. thing. It soothes tho child, softens the gums. allns all pain, euros wind mile and Is the best remedy for Diarrhoea. Twenty-live cents a bottle. GOOD ROADS. (Fiom th- Landmark.) Now that tho Stab- has appropriated iiO.f'O for tho general purpn'-.j of good roads on the main line of trael through out the commonwealth, it is time for the various towns In each county to tuku up the matter of road Improwment. We are glad to note that then- are localities which are keenly alive to the importance oi tills subject. Franklin county stands first on the record, every town in the county hav ing taken advantage of tho state's offer with one exception; .i nil that Washington county stands next Our understanding of the now law Is, that if a town voters an appropriation of $100, to be expended on somo main road, It is entitled to a Mtnilar amount from tile state npproprl.it on up to $3e0. That Is to say, a town may vote I3r0 and receive $3"0 from the btate. Hot this Is tl.o limit. Our esteemed contemporary, tho Mont pelier Dally Journal In an editorial on the subject says among other things: "Au tomobiles are becoming mora numerous every ear and this means that many will f-pend their vacations In travel through countries which havo the scenery. Ver mont has this scenery and with good mads ought to draw Its rightful percen tage of visitor who bring wealth within ourborders," We are fully In accord with this phase of the question, believing tho visitors within eur gates may be a valuable, asset. If not a cherished friend. Hut far and away above all outslda considerations is tho fact of the great lwneflt to be derived from goad roads by the. farmers, the real kings of the soil. They are the ones who will profit most largely by advancement along these lines, and throught may re quire some figuring to make thum think so, facts which are constantly coming to the front indicates that better roads mako better farms, and add materially lo the value of tho property adjacent thereto. Take a main thoroughfare, but a poor road, Improve It, put It In tlrst chiks condition, and note, not only the Increased travel, but you will soon ee evidences of "Improvements" all along the lino, Finces will be repaired, dull spots on house and baril will be brushed up with paint, tho front yard will assume mora and more the appearance for tho city lawn, flower bed swill bo newly arranged and In a score of ways tt will bo manl tested that "progress" Is contagious, and that what our neighbors do, has Its In fluence over us whether we consciously realize It or not. Tim good roads doctrine ought to be preached In season and out, A good main road Is as essential to Ihe prosperity of ii rural community as a railroad Is to the state; and as this belief is beginning to take a practical hold of the people, we shall In due time havo theory demon strnted, when we will wonder how we ever got along with the road which now make driver as wll as horse "hired." We hope to soe either towns In the Htato get In touch with this road situation, so that the beginning of good roads In Ver mont may not suffer delay, slnco the gtato has Bhpwu u eoncrous hand in starting tha oralect. MOST INSPIRING SESSIONS HELD Notable Addresses Feature of Great Day at Vermont Meth odist Conference. BISHOP THRILLED HEARERS Words to Four Cnndlilntes Seeking Admission Will JVeier He Forgot en Clmreh Crowded to the Honr Afternoon nnd Evening; Illch iiltli Work. St. Johnsbury, April 13. -Friday's session of the Vermont Methodist con ference has been the? largest attended and most Inspiring thus far. Much business wns transacted during the mnrnliiif hour and notnblo addresses were given during the day. Tho devotional service whs conduct ed by the Rev. Dr. F. Watson Hannnn, pnstor of tho Rushwlck Avenue Meth odist Church of Hrooklyn. Hlshop Horry presided nt the morn ing session and announcement wns made of the following transfers: The Rev C. G. Morso nnd the Rev, (5. W. fitott to the Now York conference; tho Rev. G. W. Detiell to tho Northwest Indiana conference; the Rev. R. D. H. Illmnn from the New Jersey confer ence to the Vermont conforonco; tho Rev. I. S. Ycrkcs to tho Now Jersey conference. Tho Rev. V. W. Lewis, presiding el der of tho St. Johnsbury district, then presented the following report: PRESIDING EDDER LEWIS. In opening hl report for the St. Johnsbury district. Mr. l.ewN said since his appointment two years ago ho hail been on duty every Sabbath and prac tically all other days. His Sunday work generally Included services at three place", sometimes driving as many as SS mlls In ono day. At the adjournment of the lnt confer ence many charges were left without pas tors. Nine had ben transferred out, ffve of whom had been In the regular work. Eight took a supernumerary relation. Not one has been transferred Into the conference and nil the four admitted on trial have been -working as supplies. This dlstilct lot its full share of tlio out-going above-mentioned, besides which three local preachers, who had supplied in the dlstrct, left for greener pastures without any exchange. The Rev. W. R. Davenport resigned his work in the Vermont Anti-Saloon Eoaguo to take up tho work at Harton iJindlng. Tho Newport Center Church wns sup plied for a time by the Rev. R. J. Chry stlo until the Rev. Mr. Aiken took the pastorate. After quite an Interval West Burke got a pastor In tho Rev. J. E. Sweet, transferred from the Ne-v Hamp shire conference. North Danville had a temporary supply in A. M. Gates through the summer. CHANGE IN DISTRICT. Among the changes are these: The Rev. S. F. Cooley surrentkd his charge at Woodhury on account of ill health, nnd a student supply was secured. J. W. Pate, a Congregatlonallst from Canada, was assigned to Derby, but did not finish his year. The Rev. F. C. Potter of the Maine conference succeeded htm. but his health failed nnd ho was leleased In February. A young man from Nova Scotia has supplied for a few- weeks. VISITING Hit KT Hit EN HEARD. The next half hour was given to greet ings from tlio visiting brethren. The Rev. Homer Eaton, a native of Danville, but now- ono of the managers of the Metnodist Hook Concern in New York, spoke for that prosperous organization, saying its net protlts In 10 were $:J7.C"0. Dr. S. O. Ronton of Now- York, gnneral secretaiy of the foreign missionary society, said tho society weie going to aM; for 100 vol unteers for the foreign service and $100,- 00) from the laymen to support these men. Tho Rev. David G. Downey cif Hrooklyn, N. Y., said ho wns tho personal represen tative of tho board of education. Freed men's Aid and Sunday School society and spoke eloquently of his special work. Hlshop Horry then called the roll of the 18 superannuated preachers and these brlefl responded: The Revs. G. E. Wells. C. W. Morso, John Thurston, A. I., Cooper, S. S. Hrlgh.mi, H. W. WortJien. EPWORTH DETERIORATING. The Epworth League Is not llllmg the plnon It ought and wt- have yet to ru- cover from the reaction of tho first en thusiasm of the early days of the or ganization. The junior league Is of great value whole properly wo:,ted, The Sund.tj schools are for the most part dolus good work, though not up to the full measure of posslhlo efficiency. The Interdenomina tional State association Is nlert and ag gressive, with subordinate organizations, paid officials, veilunteers and drafted workers in the Held. The attendance at the Lyndonvill camp meeting was tho l.irgeist for many years and many Improvements have been made, on the grounds. Dr Henderson conducted the preacherd meeting at Montpelier and Lyndonvllle and these took tho place of the usual June ministerial gatherings. In September a very Interesting and profitable meeting was held nt Newport, nnd In January and February meetings were held nt Harton and Newbury. A nucleus for a district circulating library was provided In a gift of booltH from Mrs. .1. L. Perkins of St Johnsbury, a sister ot the late Dr. J. O. Pock, whoso early life was spent on territory Included in this district. The chief difficulty lies In the scarcity of workers, "Wo also need tuoro nils, slnnary money, but more than anything elset a revived senso of the supreme Im portance of our work; we need a consecra tion that Is genuine, tnorongn ami abiding." The most notable property improve ments were at Island Pond nnd Con cord, where redeellcntion services were held In hpth places. The repairs tu Concord amounted to $1,700. The Ep worth League at Cabot has lntalled electric lights In the parsonage; Crnftsbury has expended $300 on Its parsonage. CHURCH DEHTH CANCELLED. Severnl church debts have been can celled. Including tho whole debt of $515 on the Hnrdwlck Church; $150 has been paid on the Iiwell parsonage debt; the Marshflold Ladles' Aid so ciety has cancelled a 1100 debt. 'Xhe advance In estimates for the lnit year, amounting to $1,400, has not bfen maintained In all cases. Fnrtbr-r Inernnues tilts vnn r tvtlt ho about $1,000. Harre, Rarton Landing. Crnftsbury, Holland nnd Morgan, New bury nnd Newport, each $100, whllo Danville, Groton, Island Pond, Lowell nnd Lyntlonvllle hnvo each advanced $."i0. The district stewards hnvo vol untarily Increased the estimate for the presiding elder $100. In special work he said evangelism had tho prominent place. Evangelist Glllnm conducted meetings nt St. Johnsbury Center and Danville In Harre, Partem landing, Hardwlcl; and Lyntlonvllle the past6r had conducted his own evangelistic work. Harre re ports a net gain of IS; Harton about a dozen by letter nnd eight on probation. Harton Landing 2,1 on probation nnd 12 to full membership from probation or bv letter: Concord 12 In full mem bership: Danville fi on probation and 20 from probation or by letter; Lyn don nnd Lyndonvllle Sil to full mem bership, 1S by letter and C nn proba tion; Plalnnold reported 23 nt tlio third quarterly conforonco and ns many more at tho end of the year; at St. Johns bury about 40 have hem admitted to full membership and 17 by letter, while Wllllamstown has received 20 in full. BISHOP'S POWERFUL ADDRESS. Tho four n-.mhers seeklnrar admission to tho conference, Irving A. Runnoy, Milo A. Turner, George C. McDonald and Ernest A. Logg, then came for ward and were most Impressively ad dressed by the bishop. This was the most notable hour of tho conference and Hlshop Horry's address will never bo forgotten by all present ami the church was crowded to the doors In anticipation of groat effort. It moved tho audience more than once to tears, several times to laughter and several times to prolonged and hearty applause. Somo of his epigrams were these: "When religious experience Is only a memory, preaching Is the hard est thing to do on earth." "Our churches have gone lnsano about hav ing hoys as preachers." "The modern idea that a preacher above .".e is not wanted is illogical and Insane." "Tho most potential spiritual force In the life of tho republic to-day is Method ism." The service closed with all kneeling while brief prayers were offered by the four candidates and a prayer of con secration bv the Rev. Joseph Hamilton. AFTERNOON SESSION. The afternoon's session opened with an address by Miss Emily Hni-vey. a mem ber of Grace Methodist Church. St. Johns bury. stationed at Raipur In India. This was the anniversary of the Woman's For eign M t-sionary society and Mrs. M. P. Donaldson of Sheldon, the president, was in thu chair. She spoke Interestingly of her 2.1 years of service In India, landing at San Francisco ono year ago to-day on th" fated day of tho earthquake. Tile confereuco on boys' work, scheduled for the second hour had to be omitted be cause of the ab.-once of several speakers and the afternoon closed with a devotlonsl service led by the Hov. Dr. Hanahan nf Hrooklyn During the afternoon a solo was finely rendered by Miss Marion Col lins of St. Albans, alto soloist of the First Results Are H M m w m M And we get them. TO SUCCEED THAT RIGHT START. one; or our pupils N. D. Blake, Principal, Buy Your At the Free Here are a few of the in stock: Paper, Envelopes, Box Paper, Lead Pencils, Penholders, '"ompass and Dividers, Pencil Pockets, Ink, Mucilage, Paste, Glue, Blank Books, Menu Books, Letter Books, Note Bocks, Composition Books, Receipt Book's, Pads, Congregational Church nt It-irlKgton. ADDRESS FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL. The church wns crowded to tlio doors tn-nlght at tho anniversary of tin cot -solldated society representing thr ed ! tional boanUFrcedmen's aid nnd S itulnv schools. Devotional exercises wer. rn -ducted by the Rev. J. A. Dixon of Harl wick after which the chairman o' tho evening, tho Rev. M. A. Turne r nf N bury introduced Principal Hlslm;, f Montrx-ller Seminary who spoke brloPe of tho need of the academy in " e lc when there were Wl towns In ". rnv with a school population of 2ft 67c t there was nothing beyond the di-tr 't school. The address of tho evening was bv n Rev. Dr. David G. Downev of Brink! who was enthusiastically recivd V spoke for the Sunday school Inter s and defined religion as the s.ml of G1 In the Ilfo of man. His theme was training of tho child in tho nati.re nr t practice of religion nnd in doing tfci- ho wanted patroitlsm nnd pietv 1.1, led tie child taught that Gnel wus love and that life was a matter of service. AN ENCOURAGING EXAMPLE (From the St. Albans Messenger ) Here nro two Items from a. Pn-'en newspaper that will bo of pociihii ! est to Vermont readers who desire to compare progress under the laws of tho two States: "Only two towns In Masoarh'is t', Nantucket nnd Go-mold, do nrt h.nn school supervision, and M.o form' 1 lias but 15 pupil"." "Only thirteen towns i- Mnsa u- t s do not give thf children 1,'gh school al vantnge, and these hav. ni chibir- ' high school age." Several years ago, M.i' i chuseti . put Into operation certain pi aste of a s. ' d law providing for the i-xpcit supir-. Iln of schools and for tho ''irn.sh ng of i m school advantages for eh-ldren 'n t io small towns. And the piragrapbs m 1 show the remarkahle progrc-- fi if ' s been made under them. Now- Vermont has ot out ro tr- r . j cally tho same kind nf a law. ,,- t ! f a law aiming at the same obii.t- E r ns It took some time to pe-sua.le tl i greislve peoplo of Massachusetts at these laws were wise and honefi -Itl 1 that the advantages offered bv t'lf'n the various towns should be no,- p'i 1 .i 1 Improved. o doubtless It will take n time to convince Vormont'ts i,.r t changes proposed are not nu io t u 'vances of speculative theorizing bu- e .stood test of actual experience ar t i 'known to be deserving of public s p,. .r Hut doubtful Vermonters will di w" M reflect upon tho tremendous s Massachusetts has made under h- ' rational system nnd see how . " ' i same doubt and hesitancy in that S- o 'has finally been overcome by e s' t demonstrations of the good soi-i 1 - - of the law and the practical linn i bo derived from It. The day will rime when the Vermont town that dr.es r.ot have tho advantages of expert s n. i slon of Its schools or send Its th , Ire i where thoy can s'tidy In schools tbv ' have expert supervision, will be s-i 'conspicuous that it will ba g:en a pla In a newspaper paragraph 1-ke tho-u quoted here. What Count m M tf X X X X X X X you must start right, We give yoa sncrnn positions. 1 10 Church St.. Burlington, Vt. Stationery Press Store, many things we carry Tablets, Postal Card Albunu, Wedding Cake Boxes, Lcttev Files, Fountain Pens, Paper Clips, Rulers, Scrap Books, Ink Stands, Microscopes, Pencil Sharpeners, Ey9 Shades, Letter Scales, Toilet Paper, Paper Napkins, Playing Cards, Ink Erasers, Pencil Erasers.